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Poster: musicistheBEST! Date: Jun 13, 2004 9:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: iTunes join tracks *without* ripping from CD?

(crosspost to HydrogenAudio) wondering if anyone has had success with this:

Platform: Mac (OS X). I have a large library of live recordings downloaded from archive.org, etree folk, etc. Playing the resulting FLAC and SHN files is no problem (although gapless playback would be nice...). Burning CDs / audio DVDs / DVD-A is no problem.

Encoding *individual* tracks to AAC or Apple Lossless for use on iPod also no problem. But: I can't figure out a way to successfully join tracks (ie join several decompressed aiff/wav files to have a single file for encoding) *without* first burning them to CD, then reripping using the iTunes "Join Tracks" capability; or going the (not too messy, but inconvenient) path of first joining them in an audio editor. The goal of course, is to have a single file for encoding when the source is tracks that flow into each other, like ie Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower.....

Is there any way to stay on the hard drive but have iTunes think it's sourcing the tracks from a CD, so as to allow "Join Tracks" functionality? I've tried various ideas like having Toast/Jam write a disk image, etc, but no joy yet in Mudville... Also, I've seen some Applescripts (ie TrackSplicer), but there are problems having the full joined file recognized.

All suggestions appreciated!

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Poster: leecherzs Date: Jun 14, 2004 4:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: iTunes join tracks *without* ripping from CD?

If you can use GPL software try this webpage
http://huli.org/wavbreaker/

made to split waves but

There is also a command line tool to merge wave files together, wavmerge. So, if you download a show and don't like how it was tracked, you can merge them together with wavmerge and then break them back up with wavbreaker. This tool will only work on files that are alike. For example, 44100 khz sample rate, 16-bit sample size, etc. I would suggest a tool named sox to do any conversion you may need.

good luck

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Poster: musicistheBEST! Date: Jun 14, 2004 4:56am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: iTunes join tracks *without* ripping from CD?

thanx for the info, will check it out. not that i don't like tracking done by uploaders, more that it is sometimes necessary to adress product consequences attributable to RIAA ...ummm... "concerns"
mitB!

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Poster: ocluanain Date: Jul 2, 2005 10:09pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: iTunes join tracks *without* ripping from CD?

I am having the same problem. Trying to figure out a way to join cd tracks because of the gaps in the files. Did you ever find a solution that worked? Thanks.